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London to Reading bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.28
Shortest Duration1h 59m
Trips per day6
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from London to Reading cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Reading were $39.73.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Reading is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from London to Reading?

The distance between London and Reading is approximately 36.80 miles, or 59.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Reading?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Reading by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Reading?

On average there are 6 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Reading, with an average of 6 trips per day and 6 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from London to Reading. Of the 6 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Reading start at $26.72.

1 carriers offer London to Reading bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from London to Reading from $36.28. There are 6 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Reading and you can expect on average to pay $39.73 for a National Express ticket to Reading. In London, National Express departs to Reading from Victoria Coach Station and one other station. In Reading, National Express arrives at Reading Train Station,

An average trip on National Express from London to Reading takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Reading in 1 hours and 59 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $39.73 for a weekend trip to Reading.

Avg. Time
2h 17m
Avg. Price
$39.73
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Reading will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
Buses from London arrive in Reading at one main station:
  • Reading Train Station

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